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Yay finally got one done. Special thanks to kmidd65 for the info on using craft paint. Monogram kit that I lowered, added one of the + kit drivers that I had to do some surgery on to get it to fit, added ignition boxes, hoses and various wiring, widow net (only the second I have ever made and I need work on it, but thanks to Clay Kemp’s new YouTube channel for simplifying the process for me), filled the nose (more on that later), and finally added the air channels to the deck lid.

Built this for my dad as Ricky is his favorite driver. Built as close to the car at Phoenix in 1993 (a race we were at) which accounts for the filled nose since they were experimenting with the 94 nose already. As alluded to earlier I used craft paint and mixed 2-1 fluorescent orange and basic red to get the tide look. First time using an airbrush as well and am never going back. Decals were original kit issue and a pain in the..well you know. 

Thanks for looking and any advice or critique is welcome. I’ll shut up now.

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Really nice job, so happy you stuck with it.  Especially like the paint!  Acrylic craft paints and an airbrush open up great possibilities due to the mixing of colors and easy clean up!  You are brave using those kit decals.  They really went down nice.  Certain your dad will be thrilled.  Thanks for sharing with us!

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On 3/11/2021 at 5:24 PM, Captain Spaulding said:

Great job, looks really good and Rudd in the seat is a nice touch.

Thank you Jason.

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On 3/11/2021 at 5:38 PM, Kmidd65 said:

Really nice job, so happy you stuck with it.  Especially like the paint!  Acrylic craft paints and an airbrush open up great possibilities due to the mixing of colors and easy clean up!  You are brave using those kit decals.  They really went down nice.  Certain your dad will be thrilled.  Thanks for sharing with us!

Thanks Kirk and again thanks for the help with the craft paint. It was fun and I’m looking forward to more of it. 

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On 3/11/2021 at 5:58 PM, larman said:

Great job! I always liked that paint scheme!

Thank you Larry. One always could pick out the Tide ride anywhere on track.

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On 3/11/2021 at 7:37 PM, Vietnam Vet67 said:

I always liked Rudd and the Lumina front end. Very cool.

Thanks Ed. Ricky was never my favorite, but he was top 5. Wish we had more old school guys like him that drove hard, spoke the truth and if a tussle was needed well that could be accomplished too.

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10 hours ago, Toys4Don2 said:

Came out real nice. Window net looks fine.  Next time weave the strands of the netting and it will look perfect.

Thank you Don. I will keep that in mind and give it the time and effort next time.

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